9A. Power to control and regulate controlled substances
1[9-A. Power to control and regulate controlled substances
(1) If the Central Government is of the opinion that having regard to the use of any controlled substance in the production or manufacture of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance, it is necessary or expedient so to do in the public interest, it may, by order, provide for regulating or prohibiting the production, manufacture, supply and distribution thereof and trade and commerce therein.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the power conferred by subsection (1), and order made thereunder may provide for regulating by licences, permits or otherwise, the production, manufacture, possession, transport, import interstate, export interstate sale, purchase, consumption, use, storage distribution, disposal or acquisition of any controlled substance.]
1. Ins. by Act No. 2 of 1989 (w.e.f. 29-5-1989)